Santa Is Coming to Town!

We are planning to bring back Santa in the Caboose this year!

However, we are making some changes to the event. To limit the number of people gathered in the close quarters of our small transfer caboose, we will not be taking nor printing photos.

Parents will still have a private visit with Santa, but now, for a donation, parents can take their own photos and even videotape their child’s Santa visit.

We also are bringing back our Holiday Bake Sale for the weekend, too!

Santa in the Caboose dates are Saturday, December 10th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 11th, noon to 4 p.m.

Racing Legend Paul Goldsmith at Rock & Rail Car Show

Griffith Resident and racing legend Paul Goldsmith will be at the Griffith Historical Society’s Franklin Center History Room on Friday, September 1st, from 5 to 8 p.m., during the Rock & Rail Car Show on Broad Street sponsored by the Griffith Firefighters Association.

Goldsmith, owner and operator of the Griffith/Merrillvile Airport, won five American MotorCyclist Association Nationals from 1952-1955, as well as winning the ’53 Daytona 200 before moving onto four-wheeled vehicles in 1956. Continue reading “Racing Legend Paul Goldsmith at Rock & Rail Car Show”

Racing Legend Paul Goldsmith to visit Franklin Center

Motorcycles. Stock cars. Indy cars. Griffith resident and owner of the Griffith Airport, Paul Goldsmith has raced them all — and won.

Born in West Virginia, moving to Detroit in his teens, Goldsmith found work in a Chrysler plant. With the money earned there, he bought his first motorcycle shortly after World War II, found he had the skills to be a competitive racer and the rest is racing history.

Goldsmith won five American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Nationals from 1952-1955, as well as the winning the ’53 Daytona 200, before moving onto stock cars in 1956 at the urging of a friend. For a number of years he raced Pontiacs, then moved on to Chryslers. Continue reading “Racing Legend Paul Goldsmith to visit Franklin Center”